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    How to keep the head warm

    The JRB Down hood has been around almost a long as hammock top quilts ... Here is a recent reiew of this head cooker from Back Packing Gear Test... Enjoy!.

    http://www.backpackgeartest.org/revi...ay%20Estrella/

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    I love this hood! It sure makes a big dif when trying to make a TQ as warm as a hooded mummy bag!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Reading this review helped me realize I had been using it wrong(but still worked great) and to come up with a little mod, courtesy of my wife's brain.

    Turns out I have mostly been using it inside out, apparently. I thought the omni tape was designed for closing it around my neck, but I guess it is actually for attaching it to the vest kit and quilt head holes. But I had also thought it could use a tiny snap, because there was a tendency to pull the omni tape loose when I would try to tighten the cinch/lock cords. It still worked, but seemed a bit flimsy.

    After reading this review, I realized what a dufus I was and that it was apparently meant to be turned the other way out- with the Omni tape not in contact with my skin- and the cords used to tie it together. So

    But in the review, Ray expressed some frustration with the closure system, saying that it could be used either way, and that he would just tie the strings like a shoe lace under his chin, but that it tended to come loose during the night.

    But I was struggling with tying it in a fast enough fashion, tight enough and still with enough string to get it under my chin, when my wife suggested I use just one cord lock for both cords. So I did, I removed one and ran that cord through the other cord lock. That seems to be working pretty slick and quick! If I change my mind I can always put the other cord lock back on.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    I picked one up on your sale that just passed, liking it a lot, will be great to sleep in this winter...

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    Great article. Hopefully, Raymond will check hammocks out. The hood doesn't turn too much since the sleeper in a hammock doesn't turn as much as a ground dweller.

    Great job to all Jacks.
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    Whiskey, bourbon, scotch...

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    Toasty head

    I love mine for winter outings. keeps my bald head toasty warm
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    Quote Originally Posted by anvil440 View Post
    Whiskey, bourbon, scotch...
    ha, that always does the trick.


    (although if you want to get technical, drinking liquor when your very cold is a bad hing to do. When you get real cold, the blood vessels in your extremities constrict, ie. hands/feet, slowing the blood flow. What this does is keep your core warmer by not letting so much blood get chilled before getting back to the heart. It your body's defense, dropping fingers to keep you alive. Drinking liquor thins the blood, therefore increasing circulation to those extremities. Now warmer blood is rushing in making you feeling warmer, when your actually cooling down your insides which if your far from people and il-equipped/knowledged, can be a dangerous thing.)

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    Love my JRB Hood!
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    just ordered one.. been reading about these too long to not own one. This, along with my JRB topquilts and Goosefeet down booties, should make me warm as a goose this year!

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